NCDXF announces major grant to K1N Navassa Island DXpedition


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NCDXF announces major grant to K1N Navassa Island DXpedition

The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased to announce an enabling major contribution of $35,000 to the K1N Navassa Island DXpedition planned for January 2015.

Navassa is #1 on the ClubLog Most Wanted List for 2014.

Without major financial support from NCDXF, DXpeditions like this to

rare, challenging, and expensive DXCC entities would not be possible.

Navassa is an environmentally fragile area with access strictly controlled

by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service since 1996. No approved DXpedition has operated there since that time.

The KP1-5 Project has been working for over 12 years to obtain permission. There are strict limitations to the number of visitors and the time allowable on the island. Access has been granted for two weeks in January, as that month has the least bird nesting. However, January weather makes access by sea all but impossible. For safety, the USFWS requires a helicopter landing for all personnel and equipment; hence the cost/budget of this “backyard” DXpedition rivals that of a Southern Ocean DXpedition.

Details of the DXpedition are at: http://www.navassadx.com

For the past 42 years the NCDXF has funded major DXpeditions to many

Most Wanted Entities.

The credit for large grants like this goes to NCDXF contributors through-

out the world. These are individuals and clubs who understand the economics of DXpeditions to rare entities and who play their part toward making them possible. Have you contributed yet?

73, Tom Berson, ND2T

NCDXF President

http://www.ncdxf.org

via NCDXF announces major grant to K1N Navassa Island DXpedition.

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The Northern California DX Foundation will contribute $35,000 to cover some of the expenses involved in mounting a DXpedition to Navassa Island (K1N).  Navassa Island is the #1 most sought after DX location on the planet.  Because of the fragile environment and changeable weather on the island, no amateur radio operations have been permitted on this small island for many years.  The tentative date is for sometime in January 2015 when nesting season is over and weather improves slightly. Access will be by helicopter only because of rough seas in the area.  As you can imagine, underwriting such an effort is a very costly affair.  The NCDXF has been a leading supporter of DXpeditions for 42 years.  For more information on the K1N DXpedition, visit http://www.ncdxf.org.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)….Happy Thanksgiving!

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